Care and cleaning of Dentures and Partial Dentures
Rinse out your mouth after every meal
Remove your dentures every night and place them in a container filled with denture cleaning solution. By cleaning your dentures overnight you allow your gum tissues to rest and heal. If you do you’re your dentures while you sleep, it is important that you cleanse your dentures thoroughly before you go to bed each night and soak your dentures in a cleaning solution at least 20minutes each day.
Brush your gums, tongue and the roof of your mouth with a soft-bristled toothbrush at least twice a day to ensure good oral health, as well as removing odor-causing bacteria.
You may use regular dish soap or hand soap with a soft bristled brush to clean dentures between meals to remove tartar build-up and food debris. Avoid using toothpaste as some may be abrasive to the denture and can cause the surface to become dull and rough. Toothpastes made specifically for dentures are acceptable. If tartar build-up becomes apparent, soak denture in a 50/50 solution of water and distilled vinegar overnight. This will soften and loosen the tarter that can be brushed off and removed with a denture brush.
To ensure that you are in good oral health, it is necessary to return to your Denturist for an exam every year. At this appointment the Denturist will check your denture for wear and fit and examine the condition of your gums.
A Good Routine to Follow:
Have your dentures checked annually
Reline your dentures every 2-3 years
Replace your dentures every 5-6 years, depending on the amount of wear on the teeth and the shrinking of the gums.